Highlights

  • Experience a highlight of world travel – viewing the Northern Lights from the air
  • Enjoy an exclusive flight experience with a professional photographer on hand
  • Indulge in included, Yukon-inspired meals
  • Get involved in a whole host of included activities, from wildlife tours to hot spring soaks
  • Discover the myriad delights of Vancouver

From goldrush history to Northern Lights, visiting those far-flung Arctic reaches of Canada's Yukon is an experience that’s once-in-a-lifetime for most. And, this trip goes one up, with the opportunity to view the world’s greatest natural phenomenon on a private charter jet. Taking off on the weekend of 23 January 2020, this is a very special chance for an unparalleled viewing of the auroras. And, with just 70 seats available, it’s a truly exclusive experience. Alongside it all, there’s everything from Yukon-inspired cuisine to hot spring soaks and First Nations stories, as well as the chance to explore Vancouver from a base in a stylish city-centre hotel.


Day 1

UK to Vancouver

After your included chauffeured drive to the airport and taking advantage of complimentary VIP airport lounge access, board your flight to Vancouver and check in to the ultra-stylish Loden on arrival.

Perhaps enjoy an indulgent spa and sauna session to soothe any post-flight aches before heading out to sample Vancouver’s world-famous food and drink scene, from craft beer to Asian fine dining.

The Loden

Terrace, The Loden

The Loden

Bedroom, The Loden


Days 2 – 5

Aurora 360 Experience & discover the Yukon

After breakfast enjoy a private transfer to the airport to board your flight to Whitehorse. The spectacular surrounds of the Yukon's only city are yours to explore over the next four days, one of which will include the undisputed trip highlight – your Aurora 360 flight. Following confirmation from the onsite science team who'll ensure you've got the best possible chance of spotting the auroras, you’ll transfer to Whitehorse airport to board, taking flight to soar among the world's most famous ballet – the Northern Lights.

As you watch above the clouds in what is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience, complimentary signature Yukon gin and snacks to hand, don't forget to take advantage of the award-winning photographer on board for some expert picture-taking advice. Back at base, there's everything from fascinating Yukon First Nations stories to presentations at The Astronomical Observatory and tours at The Yukon Wildlife Reserve to spot lynx, Arctic foxes, caribou, moose and more. That's not forgetting the nightly Yukon-inspired meals, from fresh salmon to moose, and dips at the local hot springs overlooking snow-capped mountains.

Breakfast & Dinner included

Northern lights aurora borealis in the night sky, The Yukon, Canada

Northern Lights, the Yukon


Day 6

Vancouver’s coastal buzz

This morning you'll transfer via flight to Vancouver and check back in to the Loden, with the rest of the day to explore.

Perhaps stroll along the West End’s giant sculptures before sampling some dim sum in Chinatown, discovering the city's snow-dusted Chinese gardens or heading to the Capilano Suspension Bridge that’s beautifully lit up during winter, finishing it all at historic Yaletown’s buzzy bars along the picturesque oceanfront walkway.


Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver

Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver

Vancouver

Vancouver

The Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden in Vancouver

Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden, Vancouver


Days 7 – 8

Vancouver to UK

After breakfast and a few more hours to explore, head to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK, arriving on day eight. On arrival a chauffeur will be waiting to whisk you back home.


About the itinerary

"A true once in a lifetime experience, on board a private charter jet, you’ll have the best access possible to seeing the Northern Lights from above, only 70 seats are available, so this flight comes with serious bragging rights! You fly at 36,000ft traveling at speeds of over 500 miles per hour, you follow a custom flight path determined by the science team to optimize Aurora viewing potential, your on-board experience cannot be more unique "

Andy Austen

Destination Specialist

Pricing information

Guide price from £3,585 pp incl. flights

Year Round from: £3,585 pp

Validity

Departure from UK 22 Jan

Aurora 360 Experience operates 23 Jan - 27 Jan 2020 (arrival day in Whitehorse must be 23 Jan)

Return to UK 28 Jan (arriving 29 Jan)


Includes

  • An Aurora 360 Experience Welcome package
  • A seat on the Aurora flight
  • 4 nights accommodation in Whitehorse including breakfast
  • 3 unique Yukon-inspired dinners
  • Return airport transfers
  • Return transfers for various Aurora 360 Experience events
  • Entry to Yukon film in the Yukon Tourism theatre
  • Exclusive autographed Commemorative Certificate for crossing the Arctic Circle
  • Exclusive Commemorative Flight badge
  • An Aurora 360 souvenir booklet
  • Guest speaker panel throughout the event
  • 1 full day of activities - Science Day
  • 1 full day of activities - Culture Day
  • 1 full day of activities - Nature Day
  • A tour of the Yukon Wildlife Preserve
  • An opportunity to swim at the Takhini Hot Springs
  • A presentation at the new Yukon Astronomical Observatory
  • Award winning Canadian Photographer Mark Kelly will offer on-board assistance to flight participants
  • Whitehorse base, award-winning Yukon Brewing will offer a complimentary Signature Gin on-board the flight
  • A Boeing 737-500 from Air North, will fly you to the Aurora. Air North will provide non-alcoholic drinks and snacks during the flight
  • The Guest Speakers will provide scientific background and support throughout the experience


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